Carling Cup third round review
There were no real shocks in the third round of the English Carling Cup this week. Manchester United defeated Wolves 1-0 at Old Trafford despite having Brazilian full-back Fabio sent-off in the first half. United’s goal came from young striker Danny Welbeck. Chelsea scraped past London rivals QPR 1-0 at Stamford Bridge. The Blues took the lead through striker Salomon Kalou after good play from England midfielder Joe Cole.
Liverpool also secured their passage to the fourth round with a 1-0 victory over Leeds at Elland Road. Young French striker David N’Gog scored the only goal of the game. A young Arsenal team defeated West Brom 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium. The Baggies had former Gunner Jerome Thomas sent off after he lashed out at Jack Wilshere. The home side took the lead in the 68th minute through promising striker Sanchez Watt and Carlos Vela added a second in the 76th minute to clinch victory.
Everton claimed a comfortable 4-0 victory at Hull City. Nigerian striker Yakubu scored in his first start for nine months to open the scoring in the 11th minute. Brazilian striker Jo added a second with a well-taken header. Youngster Dan Gosling scored the Toffee’s third and captain for the night Leon Osman added the fourth.
Tottenham progressed with a 5-1 thumping of Preston at Deepdale. England striker Peter Crouch scored a hattrick with fellow strikers Jermain Defoe and Robbie Keane also getting on the scoresheet. Chris Brown scored the home side’s sole reply. Aston Villa also progressed to the fourth round with a 1-0 victory over Championship side Cardiff. Striker Gabriel Agbonlahor scored the only goal from a John Carew pass.